While it's a fairly quiet start, with the exception of a few isolated storms, we are expecting a pretty active afternoon and evening here in the state.
The threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms begins around noon, the National Weather Service says.
The main hazards so far are damaging wind gusts and quarter-sized hail.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the area from this afternoon into tonight ahead of a slow moving cold front, with the potential to lead to flash flooding, said the NWS.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a* Flash Flood Warning for. 2 inches of rain have already fallen across the area, with heavy rain still continuing.* Some locations that may experience flooding include. We are under a slight risk for severe storms through Monday morning.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 9PM Sunday for Onondaga, Seneca, Southern Cayuga and Tompkins counties. Morning lows will be down into the 50s with daytime highs in the low to mid 80s.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be common today, according to the weather service, with localized totals of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Storms will begin in the mountains around 12 p.m. then will move to parts of southern ME around 2 p.m. Tree damage, scattered power outages, and isolated damage to structures are possible.
Overnight, the rain will continue as temperatures fall into the mid to upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies.